Lottery scam quick guide: it's a scam if...

  • you win any lottery where you didn't buy a ticket! It's really that easy! It's not just too good to be true: it's bait in a trap!
  • you receive a generous grant out of the blue. Sadly (but not surprisingly) there aren't any benevolent people regularly throwing around millions of pounds/dollars/euros to randomly chosen people. This is just the lottery scam without the ticket.
  • they send you partial payment in the form of a cheque, money order, or direct bank transfer and want you to pay them fees out of that money. They're playing you for a sucker: cheques are frequently forged, and direct transfers made by compromising some poor schmuck's online banking service. You'll wind up a victim of fraud, or a party to it.
  • they want you to send them any money of any sort for any reason. They might try to say there are courier fees or taxes to cover. They're lying. Call their bluff and tell them to take the fees out themselves -- they'll never ever agree, because they can't defraud you unless money is making the reverse trip from you to them somehow.

Monday, December 04, 2006

WITH LUCKY DRAW TICKET NO: 53435672222

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: easydraw[@]easy2.orangehome.co.uk <easydraw[@]easy2.orangehome.co.uk>
Date: 04-Dec-2006 04:39
Subject: WITH LUCKY DRAW TICKET NO: 53435672222
To: undisclosed-recipients

WITH LUCKY DRAW TICKET NO: 53435672222
RE: WINNING FINAL NOTIFICATION
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE WON €750,000.00.
NB:CLAIM YOUR PRIZE THROUGH THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES:
infoeasydraw@aim.com and morriscollins02@netscape.net

EASYDRAW INTERNATIONAL PRIZE AWARD DEPT.

Sir/Madam;
We are pleased to inform you of the result of the Easydraw Lotto Winners International programs held on the 1st of December, 2006. Your e-mail address attached to ticket No: 53435672222 with prize No 32177445/NL drew €750, 000.00 which was first in the 2nd class of the draws. You are to receive €750,000.00(Seven Hundred And Fifty Thousand Euros).
Please be informed that because of mix up in cash pay-outs, we ask you to keep your winning information confidential until your fund (€750, 000.00)has been fully remitted to you by our accredited pay-point bank. This measure must be adhered to in order to avoid the loss of your cash prizes. Prize-winners of our cash prizes are advised to adhere to these instructions to forestall the abuse of this program by other participants. It's important to note that this draws were conducted formally, and winners are selected through an internet ballot system from 72,000 individual and companies email addresses, hence, the draws are conducted around the world through our internet based ballot system.
The promotion is sponsored and promoted by Easydraw Lotto.We congratulate you once again. We hope you will use part of it in our next draws; the jackpot winning is €20million.
Remember, all winning must be claimed not later than 15 days of this draw. After this date -all unclaimed cash prize will be forfeited and included in the next sweepstake. Please, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and complications remember to quote your winning numbers in all correspondence with us.
Congratulations once again from all members of Easydraw Lotto. Thank you for being part of our promotional program. For immediate release of your cash prize to you,please kindly contact our processing Department with the following information for onward forwarding to the paying Bank:

(i)Your names,
(ii)State amount won.
(iii)Contact Address
(iv)Your winning numbers
(v)Contact telephones and fax numbers

Contact person:Mr. Morris Collins
(International Processing Department).
Email:
infoeasydraw@aim.com and morriscollins02@netscape.net
Telephone: +31-630-017-743

Congratulations once again.

Yours Sincerely,

Mrs. Denise Lawson(Lottery Coordinator).

NB:CLAIM YOUR PRIZE THROUGH THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: infoeasydraw@aim.com

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

From : perry parkinson (parkinsonperry_agent@yahoo.com) , scarlet finance courier security company (scarlet_financecourier@yahoo.co.uk)
Welcome to Scarlet Finance and Courier security company Limited



Scarlet Courier LTD.
Slough Head Office & Accounts
658 Ajax Avenue Slough Berkshire SL1 4BG
Direct Tel : + 44-704-5742544
Our Ref#: SLC/CPEL/9876
Your Order Ref: PST0113/0147/LDST.

ATTN: VIKAS SHARMA.

This is to notify VIKAS SHARMA. that the sum of 500,000.00gbp has been deposited in our company for immediate delivery and your original copy of your winning certificate, together with a covering document (Money Laundering protection and Letter of Affidavit) for Claims from the British government stating that the money was obtained legally through the Freelottery Organization and will be sent to you as soon as you meet with any of the options selected.

It is the usual practice of our organization to conduct a proper verification of all parcels that we are to deliver to ensure that they are valid. We hereby guarantee and assure you that your cheque has been confirmed valid and true. Your parcel delivery will be made once you have met the necessary shipping requirements.

Below are the mandatory administrative charges that you are required to pay to enable us deliver your certified bank cheque in your name and winning certificate to you. You are allowed to choose one of our three specified delivery option.
Please choose the Shipment option to which you want your parcel delivered to your doorstep.
Shippment Option 1.DHL delivery
2.Fedex delivery

3.Economy Class delivery

DELIVERY DURATION 48 Hours Flight delivery 72-Hours delivery 3-4 Working delivery day
DELIVERY CHARGES £ 200 £ 100 £ 170
TAX £ 180 £ 150 £ 150
INSURANCE (CCI) £ 150 £ 110 £ 110
VAT £ 110 £ 40 £40.00
TOTALCost (Pound £) £ 590.00 £ 490.00 £470.00
INDIAN RUPEES INR 48,800.00 INR 39,300.00 INR 37,300.00 INR

Please save this document as it contains important information about your parcel at SCARLET FINANCE/ COURIER SECURITY SERVICE LTD. Your Reg. Order Ref: PST0113/0147/LDST. We are a well established and registered company in UNITED KINGDOM, offering courier,FINANCE and transport services 24 hours a day for priority delivery of letters, parcels and consignments to any destination by road, air or sea.

Note: The charges cannot be Deducted from your winnings. This is in accordance with section 13(1)(n) of the National Gambling Act as adopted in 1993 and amended on 3rd July 1996 by the constitutional assembly.This is to protect winners and to avoid misappropriation of funds, and nobody has legal right to deduct from these deposited fund apart from the beneficiary ( VIKAS SHARMA).

So you are hereby adviced to effect your delivery charges to our company's regional Account in your region with the account information below.
======================================
ACCOUNT INFORMATION
NAME: SHAIKH NASIR JAINUDDIN
ACCOUNT NO: 623501528935
ICICI BANK
BRANCH FORT
========================================
You are to send your payment information via Email to us for completion of your delivery (500,000.00GBP) to you in your country.You are advice to act fast, because the lottery board has notify us that any unclaimed fund within the next 72hours should be tag as unclaimed fund and return to the lottery board.

DIRECTORS

Sales Director Adam Barber & Managing Director John Williams
Customer Service
YOURS FAITHFULLY
MANAGING DIRECTOR
JOHN WILLIAMS

Anonymous said...

Dear Customer,

Your Email was one of the 3 Lucky Winners for March Lucky Draws which
won for you £1,500,000GBP (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Great
British Pounds Sterling).

You are advised to contact and state your Winning Numbers to your
Claims Personnel below for further verification and processing of your
claims;

Contact Person: Mr. Dylan Rhys
Email Address: claimsdepartment2008@visa-2008.org

Mr.Powell .C. Roberts.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This E-mail is confidential and privileged. If you are not the intended
Recipient please accept our apologies; Please do not Disclose, Copy or
Distribute Information in this E-mail or take any action in Reliance on
its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be Unlawful.
Please inform us that this Message has gone astray before deleting it.
Thank you for your Co-operation. This Promo is Governed and monitored
by the Gambling Commission of the Visa Credit Card Gaming Board and
Censored Copyright © 2008. All Rights are reserved.

Muhammad Ali said...

I had receved the following scam email and have posted it for the convenience of others who are being scammed with such winning notifications.

Regards,
Muhammad Ali
London, United Kingdom


SCARLET COURIER SECURITY SERVICE INT'L LTD
ADDRESS OF HEAD OFFICE:
658 AJAX AVENEU SLOUGH BERKSHIRE,
SL1 4BG LONDON ENGLAND.
Tel: +4470359 19076 ,+447024027341
Fax: +447024091323
Our Ref #: SLC/CPEL/9876
Date: 23/06/08


Good Day,


Please pardon me as I am aware that this is not a conventional way of relaying such an important massage such as this. I did try without success to locate either your contact address or fax number and as such, I resorted in contacting you via email.My name is Dr Brian Bevan; I am the Delivery Manager of SCARLET COURIER SECURITY SERVICE INT’L LTD, United Kingdom, there is a consignment that has been designated to be delivered to Your Country for the past five years and as the delivery manager, I have made several enquiries until date without a success.

The Board of Directors of this Company have unanimously agreed and also according to the Delivery Act; Decree 109 Section 5, Subsection 2; of the Companies Constitution and Code of Conduct Bureau in accordance with the Due processes of Delivery Act; Empowers’ and mandated that; Any Valuables/Consignment Deposited and overdue for more than five(5) years should be declare as an unclaimed Valuables, this hereby given the Board of Directors and major Share-Holders room to share this fortune among themselves. With this brochure, I have all it takes as the Delivery manager to transfer this fund to you as supposed Beneficiary and owner of the Dispatching Consignment (Funds).

For this reason, I have decided to Place Preference on you as the intended recipient so that the Deposited valuables shall be delivered/dispatched to you in your country as the Owner,because I have planed to settle and invest with this sum in your country which Valued up to US$15.5Million (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States’ Dollars). I shall give you 40% of the total Sum of the money for facilitating the Dispatch of the Consignment containing this money in your country.

For us to archive this goal, I want you to send me the following information for further completion of the arrangements of the disbursement of the Fund to you.

1. YOUR FULL NAME……………………………………………...
2. DETAILED HOME ADDRESS………………………………….
3. YOUR AGE………………………………………………………..
3. YOUR OCCUPATION……………………………………………
4. YOUR DIRECT MOBILE PHONE NUMBER……../ FAX……...

As soon as I hear from you I will provide you with further details and modalities of claim officially as the owner of the fund in the trunk Box deposited with the company where I work as the Delivery Manager. I anticipate your urgent response.

Kind Regards,

Dr Brian Bevan
Registered in England: No 929027
Registered Office: Links Place BRIGHTON,
Sussex, BN1 7DX, ENGLAND,
Regulated By the Financial Services Authority
© 2008 Scarlet Courier LTD.